“Murder, He Wrote!” fundraiser June 24, 2016

Join us and FOX 2’s weekend anchor Charlie Langton as we mark 400 years since Shakespeare’s passing with a fun mystery of the Bard’s most famous murder scenes!

Tickets are $40 per person. Purchase tickets here or at the door. Call 248-399-3727 for more information.

We’ll raise your spirits as you support our 16th season! Great food, beer and wine (cash bar), and make your own mask. Silent auction and raffle prizes, too.


Can’t make it? Please consider making a donation.

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This Season

Richard III By William Shakespeare Directed by Stephanie Buck

Performance dates: July 28, 29, 30, 31, August 4, 5, 6, 7

Twelfth Night By William Shakespeare Directed by Nancy Kammer

Performance dates: July 30, 31, August 2, 3, 6, 7


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Award-winning director and Water Works veteran, Frannie Shepherd-Bates returns as Education Director for KidsAct! and Water Works Youth Ensemble. Register today! >



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It’s time to start thinking about summer, and that means KidsAct!

This six-day learning experience for students entering grades 1-8 offers instruction in Shakespeare, stage combat, dance, and comedic improvisation from highly qualified, professional teaching artists. Students will have the opportunity to perform in an hour-long showcase to be presented for friends and family in Starr Jaycee Park.

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Water Works Youth Ensemble

WWYE logo finalNow entering its sixth year with a new name, Water Works Youth Ensemble, our extraordinary high school-age outdoor experience, is taking on a new challenge. Last year, our high school students auditioned for, performed, and produced a full-fledged production of Romeo and Juliet in the Park – and this year we’re going to do the same, but WITH more rehearsal time for an even more invigorating performance. This year’s play will be The Tempest.

Under the direction of Frannie Shepherd-Bates, (with assistance from selected professional coaches), the high school-aged ensemble will work together during an intensive nine-day rehearsal process culminating in three live performances of The Tempest on our Shakespeare in the Park stage.

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